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Formal Name: Republic of India (The official, Sanskrit name for India is Bharat, the name of the legendary king in the Mahabhrata).

Short Form: India.

Term for Citizens: Indian(s).

Capital: New Delhi (National Capital Territory of Delhi).

Date of Independence: Proclaimed August 15, 1947, from Britain.

National Holiday: Independence Day, August 15.

Data as of September 1995